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Great coffee and all-day breakfasts at Sketch Bar Manly

Where the locals get their coffee, friends hang out for a late brekkie and lovebirds enjoy a tapas night Located on Pittwater Road, Sketch is where you want to stop and get your morning coffee before heading to work on the ferry. Owner Leo knows his regulars by name and doesn’t have to ask twice for their… Read more »

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How to Stay Focused When Working From Home

Working from home can be the greatest: You save money on public transport, don’t need to iron clothes or style your hair. Having just started my life as a freelancer, I soon came to realise that working from home also has its occasional downsides. Certain weeks are slower than others, some days you’ll find it much harder to stay focused… Read more »

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5 Deliciously Healthy Protein Ball Recipes

Preparation and organisation is the key to successful clean and healthy eating. It’s much easier to cook healthy meals and prep healthy snacks when your fridge and pantry are stocked with healthy and natural foods. As a gym junkie and group fitness instructor, I love a healthy protein snack in between classes, after a big session at F45… Read more »

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5 Activewear Brands you might not have heard of yet – but you definitely need to know

If you’re anything like me, then at last two thirds of your wardrobe are filled with activewear. And I love wearing it. And shopping more of it. When I need a new blazer for work or jeans, I usually return from the mall with two more activewear items instead. Sounds familiar? Well, you’re probably one… Read more »

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My Favourite Protein Powders

When it comes to protein powder, there are so many (too many?) options out there that it can get a little confusing and overwhelming to choose the right one between all these fat burners, WPIs, soy proteins and everything in between. But once you know how to select the right protein for your body, protein shakes and… Read more »

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Stop Counting Calories!

Like the majority of normal human beings, I’m not always responsible with my eating habits. Some days, I’ll choose chips over salad and put all the toppings on that baked potato. Because it makes you happy when it tastes good, right? I am not a big fan of diets, yes, they might work for some, but I rather… Read more »

Protein Smoothies

5 Delicious and Healthy Protein Shake Recipes

It’s time for some yummy protein shake recipes! Whether you are following a meal plan or simply want to add some new flavours to your shakes and smoothies while eating clean, it’s always great to try a few new flavours and recipes, especially when you’re like me and get bored quickly if you have the same shake twice… Read more »

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S.A.S.H.E.D. The Label – blending functionality with fashion

For me as a yogi, F45 addict and group fitness instructor, I love finding leggings that make a statement, are comfortable and high quality. S.A.S.H.E.D. The Label is one brand that ticks all these boxes for me. S.A.S.H.E.D. stands for Soon | All | Shall | Have | Empowered | Desires and is a label that believes “that nothing can stop a… Read more »

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Manly to Spit Bridge – A Scenic Walkway

Sydney’s Popular Coastal Track from Manly to Spit Bridge Total Distance: 10 km Total Time: Approx. 3 hours 10mins Download the map With its mix of bush and coastal views, the tourist-favoured 10km walk from Manly to the Spit Bridge near Mosman makes you feel like you’re a world away from the hectic city life…. Read more »

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Chic Beach House: 10 Interior Design Ideas to Beach Up Your Apartment

I feel so lucky to live in Australia – this country has some of the world’s most distinctive and diverse natural environments and is blessed with thousands of beautiful, stunning beaches. Having the beach right at my doorstep, I am used to always having sand everywhere on the balcony and on every part of my… Read more »

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    Manly Yoga Guide: Power Living

    Yoga has been part of the Manly lifestyle for many years. Hot yoga in particular has become very popular; Power Living was the first Yoga studio a friend of mine recommended when I moved to Manly last year. Aficionados say the heat in Hot Yoga helps to achieve deeper stretches and adds a stronger component… Read more »

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    Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats – Australia’s unique wildlife

    Australia has many of the most dangerous and unique animals in the world. “Are there really sharks in the water?”, “Have you seen a Koala in wildlife yet?” and “Do you have deadly spiders in your apartment?” are questions I often get asked by visitors or my friends from home. Yes, of course, I always… Read more »

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    Manly Yoga Guide: Bikram Yoga Brookvale

    This weekend was hot and sweaty. 30 degrees. Perfect weather for morning surfs and lazy beach afternoons. Oh, and for some intense Yoga practice. I had heard a lot about Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga) before, but never tried it. So, off I went on this sunny and humid Saturday to sweat even more. I heard… Read more »

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    Manly Yoga Guide: Manly Yoga & Meditation

    I got up early today to try a 6:00 am Yoga class at Manly Yoga, a Satyananda Yoga centre in the heart of Manly (on Pittwater Road). Unlike the other Manly Yoga places, Manly Yoga neither really jumped into my eye from advertising or flyers, nor do I know anyone who is a member there…. Read more »

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    Drank too much on Christmas Day? 7 ways to cure a hangover

    Don’t we all wish there were a magic cure for hangovers? Especially on Boxing Day, when we feel that those last drinks yesterday were just a little unnecessary. The bad news is: unfortunately there is no cure for hangovers. The good news is: there are a few things you can do to ease the symptoms… Read more »